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Operating Rooms Planning and Scheduling with Mix Integer Programming and Meta-Heuristic Method
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 4-1, July 2017, Pages: 14-19
Received: Dec. 27, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 5, 2017; Published: Jan. 17, 2017
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Mehdi Askarizadeh, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
Faieza Abdul Aziz, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
Mohd Khairol Anuar, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
Siti Azfanizam Binti Ahmad, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
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The surgery department is required to improve its performance by efficient usage of its available resources. Surgery department interdependencies with other hospital functions and departments are numerous and complex, which causes some restrictions on surgery ward performance and consequently hospital performance. Operating room (OR) schedule determines day to day operations that take a place at the surgery department. Creating such a schedule is a complex task, due to a multitude of constraints, preferences and objectives that planners need to take into account. Meanwhile, the schedule has major effects on the performance of surgery department and the hospital. This paper provides a review of recent operational research on operating room planning and scheduling with focus on multi-objective simulation optimization with use meta-heuristic method: in operating room, as a practical suggestion for hospitals. Recent researches were collected based on some keywords including simulation optimization, and operating room by google scholar, Scopus, and Pubmed. The findings showed that, there are not much practical suggestion in this case and still there is a gap and needs to be discovered.
Operating Room, Simulation Optimization, Meta-Heuristic
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Mehdi Askarizadeh, Faieza Abdul Aziz, Mohd Khairol Anuar, Siti Azfanizam Binti Ahmad, Operating Rooms Planning and Scheduling with Mix Integer Programming and Meta-Heuristic Method, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications. Special Issue: Transportation Engineering Technology - Part III. Vol. 5, No. 4-1, 2017, pp. 14-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmea.s.2017050401.13
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